1931 jungle picture - a woman searches the jungles for her husband, who has gone somewhat Kurtzy. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Rose Hobart, Borneo -- Drama, Noble Johnson, Lupita Tovar, Georges Renavent, Charles Bickford
This print's video quality isn't great. However it is a significant improvement over the other IA copy. An early talkie adventure/melodrama in which a "white" woman it threatened by a lustful "oriental" potentate. Good production values including FX is the most that can be said for this dated film thematically related to lurid pulp novels of the '20s and '30s. Directed by George Melford. Released in 1931. Complete print (minus a few missing frames) Topics: adventures, melodramas, pre code, jungle, Rose Hobart, Charles Bickford, Georges Renavent
A muddled mystery with an equally confused cast that features Hal Skelly as one of the most obnoxious newspaper reporters in Hollywood's long history of portraying obnoxious newspaper reporters. Not in any way related to the radio series and comic book character The Shadow. Four minutes are missing including the title card and opening credits. Written and directed by Arthur Hoert. Released in 1933. CAST NOTES: Cesar Romero's film debut. Rose Hobart is here at IA in "East of Borneo." Topics: mysteries, whodunits, Hal Skelly, Rose Hobart, Harry T Morey, Cesar Romero
My Commentary of the 1931 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Fredric March in his Academy Award winning role. (Note: My dad's brother in law is the great-great grandnephew of the author of the book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His name is in fact Robert Louis Stevenson III). Topics: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Rouben Mamoulian, Academy...